What is the difference between Hindu-Arabic and Babylonian number systems?
Hindu-Arabic is our current number system while Babylonian numbers are an ancient number system which uses base 60 and uses only two symbols. ...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Babylon
How convenient was Babylonian number system?
They the Sexagesimal number system. It means that it has a numeral system with sixty as its base. We used the decimal system with ten as its base. The system was convenient back then but I would not change our decimal system for the sexagesimal. ...
Which number is special to the babylonians?
The number system they used back them is the sexagesimal system. Our system has 10 digits from 0 to 9. So they used a system with 60 digits. That's why it is called a sexagesimal system. So make that a 60 for the Babylonian number. ...
Asked in The Difference Between, Numbers
What is the difference between Babylonian number system and Egyptian number system?
The difference between Hieroglyphs and Babylonian number is how they look like, and how they work. Hieroglyphs have symbols base on 10's, so stroke for one, heel bone for 10, scroll for 100, and so on.... Babylonian numbers use only 2 symbols, which is for one, and > for 10.For Babylonian number, they also restart(?) them selves after 60, and the number position(?) is different when ever it reaches 60^X.Babylonian number lasted also longer then hieroglyphs. There! if you have any more question ,...
Asked in Ancient History
What is Babylonians' sexagesimal system?
The Babylonian Sexagesimal System is the Babylonian Number System. We use the Hindu-Arabic System with a base 10, while the Ancient Babylonians invented their own number system with a base 60. That's the reason why it's also called the Sexagesimal Number System, it's based on number 60. They used to be printed into baked clay by a stylus. For more information got to the following sites: http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/babylon/index.htm http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Babylonian_numerals http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Babylonian_numerals.html There's tons of information there, that's where I got all mine. I'm doing an A2 Math poster...
When did Babylonian Empire begin and end?
There were a number of different Babylonian Empires. The first independent Babylonian Empire became independent in 1894 B.C.E. and the last independent Babylonian state was conquered (by Achaemenid Persia) in 539 B.C.E. ...
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What is the longest Babylonian number between 500 and 1000?
Instead of or powers of 10, the Babylobians used powers of 60. So Babylonian 10 is decimal 60, and Babylonian 100 is decimal 3600. Decimal 1000 is 16x60 +40 =Babylonian (16)(40) ...